A Eurasian Jigsaw: BRI and INSTC Interconnectivity will Complete the Puzzle

A Eurasian Jigsaw: BRI and INSTC Interconnectivity will Complete the Puzzle

Interconnecting Inner Eurasia is an exercise in Taoist equilibrium: adding piece by piece, patiently, to a gigantic jigsaw puzzle. It takes time, skill, vision, and of course major breakthroughs. A key piece was added to the puzzle recently in Uzbekistan, bolstering the links between the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the International North South…

Is India Playing a Double Game to Disrupt China’s BRI?

Is India Playing a Double Game to Disrupt China’s BRI?

A recent surge in deadly terrorist attacks on China’s strategic partnership projects in Pakistan has raised concerns that a foreign sponsor may be orchestrating the violence. A recent surge in deadly terrorist attacks on China’s strategic partnership projects in Pakistan has raised concerns that a foreign sponsor may be orchestrating the violence. Three Chinese nationals…

Will Pakistan Submit to the US-Controlled IMF’s Reported Demand to Renegotiate CPEC Energy Deals?

Will Pakistan Submit to the US-Controlled IMF’s Reported Demand to Renegotiate CPEC Energy Deals?

Pakistan must decide between the US-controlled IMF and China with respect to which of those two can most realistically help it avert bankruptcy and accordingly become its top economic-financial partner across what’s thus far been the most chaotic decade since World War II. Pakistan’s reputable Express Tribune cited “highly placed sources” on Thursday when reporting…

Terror from Balochistan: A Menacing Tool to Disrupt Sino-Pakistani Economics

Terror from Balochistan: A Menacing Tool to Disrupt Sino-Pakistani Economics

This is the concise story of how a suicide bombing may carry the potential to subvert the whole, ongoing, complex process of Eurasia integration. Recently, the Balochistan Liberation Movement (BLA) had released an ISIS-influenced video threatening “Chinese officials and installations” in Pakistan’s vast province. Yet what actually happened in late April was a suicide bombing…

Suicide Bombing in Pakistan is Part of US Proxy War with China

Suicide Bombing in Pakistan is Part of US Proxy War with China

A sucide bomber killed four in southern Pakistan including 3 Chinese teachers and their Pakistani driver on Apirl 26. AP would report in its article, “Suicide blast in southern Pakistan kills 3 Chinese, driver,” that: The Baluchistan Liberation Army, a militant group in nearby Baluchistan province, has targeted Chinese nationals in attacks in the past….

Pakistan in the Eye of the Storm

Pakistan in the Eye of the Storm

New trends that have appeared in regional security since the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan are highly consequential for regional politics. The joint statement issued on February 6 following the four-day visit by the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to China has been an exceptional gesture by Beijing underscoring the highest importance attached to that country…